Do you dream of saving the world? Do you draw up plans when you sleep at night? Have you studied the heroes both super and mortal to learn ways to make things right? Is your heart pure? Your aim sure? Can you toil in anonymity? Do you compost […]
I like to write, dance, create arty stuff and learn as much as I can about all sorts of things. I am someone who wants to do more. I have a lot of interests and not enough time to pursue them. Mostly I'm trying to figure out how to navigate my way through this existence. Writing helps me to read the map.
I live in Bloomington, Indiana and work at Indiana University. I've been in Indiana for 13 years and I'm still surprised that I live here.
I looked up tonight and saw the moon But I failed to be amazed I forgot to think about how far away it is I didn’t stop to marvel at the vastness of the universe I didn’t inhale deeply and express gratitude for the atmosphere I neglected to […]
Through Glass from nancy merrill photography
The dog was ready for a game of fetch. He watched his human fixedly as she raised the ball overhead. Then time stopped.
Don’t even think about writing a poem about writing a poem. That’s just the type of thing you like to do, isn’t it? I know your type. And please don’t start choreographing some modern dance piece where you stand on stage and talk about Doris Humphrey, asymmetry, and […]
I was having lunch on Tuesday with some coworkers. One of them mentioned a recent news story about a study that found artificial sweeteners can harm digestive bacteria. I wanted to ask him if the study mattered. I wanted to ask all of my colleagues at the table […]
FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018: WEEK #41 Lela sat on the couch and reached under the end table for her tennis shoes. Her fingers found a sizable dust bunny, but no shoes. ”Again?” she asked as she dropped to the floor to have a look. For the […]
Griselda crawled out of the ocean. She took her first hungry breath. It was time to claim her birthright.
Let’s be good for a change Let’s not jump to conclusions Or be quick to judge All of this is illusion Maybe don’t hold a grudge You have a story much like mine Let’s agree that things will be fine Let’s be nice Let’s be kind Let’s take […]
Several years ago, I noticed that there was a lot of talk on the internet about bacon. I don’t know if it was something that the bacon cartel engineered, or if all the talk about the breakfast staple came about organically. It feels like a ”bro” culture type […]